From an email:
“WHO: Smithsonian Associates Presents The Second City: Made in America (Some Assembly Required)
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28
6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
WHERE: National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Metro: Federal Triangle
The Secondy City is coming to the Smithsonian! A certified national comedy institution since 1959, (more…)
Sen. John S. McCain III by Steve Pyke, 2005, inkjet print. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © 2005, Steve Pyke.
From a press release:
“The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of late Senator and former presidential nominee John S. McCain III with a photograph by the British-born photographer Steve Pyke. The portrait will be installed this morning in the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first floor.
McCain, who was born in 1936, was an established politician and Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. Before entering politics, he demonstrated great commitment to his country by enduring five-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. Following his release from prison in 1973, he later relocated to Arizona where he began a career in politics. A long-time Republican, McCain was the winner of the party’s presidential nomination in 2008. His lifetime commitment to public service is marked by his two years in the House of Representatives and his work as a six-term elected Senator of Arizona. He also served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Despite his battle with brain cancer, McCain served in the Senate until his death. He is survived by his wife and seven children. (more…)
444 E Street NW rendering courtesy National Law Enforcement Museum
From a press release:
“The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building — the nation’s only museum dedicated to exploring nearly every facet of American law enforcement — today highlighted details of some of its exciting, interactive exhibits that will allow visitors to “walk-in-the-shoes” of law enforcement when it opens to the public on Saturday, October 13, 2018 with its Community Day celebration.
The story of American law enforcement is about to be told like never before with entertaining and educational exhibits such as: (more…)
Image by Jeff Jetton and Cale Charney
We believe in truth, facts, love, education, respect and remembrance.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is located at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW. Tickets available here. Other good options include the Mexican Cultural Institute (currently closed on weekends for the rest of August but worth a visit when you can!), the MLK Memorial, the African American History Museum or wherever your heart takes you.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
13th and K Street, NW
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Bowser celebrated the start of a renovation that will transform the historic Franklin School into Planet Word – a museum dedicated to the power and fun of words and language. The Mayor was joined by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and Planet Word Founder and CEO Ann Friedman. (more…)
811 Florida Ave, NW
So to be honest, I was surprised how viral the post about The Phillips Collection being free for those under this 30 summer was – so you like art? I like art too – so let’s talk art!! Where are your favorite spots to soak some in? I noticed this new Gallery was coming to Florida Ave – so I’d be interested to know, in addition to favorite museums, are there any galleries you like to check out from time to time too?
galeria love coming soon
looking east on Florida Ave
From a press release:
“Stretch your legs and your mind during the 35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 2 and 3, 2018). Five diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, and the President Woodrow Wilson House free of charge. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh
From The Phillips Collection (1600 21st Street, NW):
“The Phillips Collection is thrilled to offer free admission to everyone under the age of 30 from Memorial Day (5/28) to Labor Day Weekend (9/3), unlimited. This offer begins just in time for our upcoming special exhibition, Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, on view from June 2-September 9, 2018, as well as the opening of our historic house which has been under renovation for the past year.”
“Jazz In The Garden Schedule – 2018
May 18: Due to the excessive rain, Jazz in the Garden is cancelled tonight.
Friday Evenings May 18th through August 24th, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Jazz in the Garden takes place in the Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art every Friday evening May 18 – August 24, 2018, 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Download Schedule/Menu
The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles–Traditional New Orleans jazz, blues, swing, Ska, Funk, Blues, Pan-Caribbean salsa, boogaloo, Go-go, and more. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden but may be purchased at the café.”
From the National Gallery of Art:
“Art + Play
A Community Weekend at the National Gallery of Art
May 19 and 20 from 11:00 to 5:00
Kick off summer with a festive weekend at the Gallery!
• Dance to Heart Stück Bernie, Batalá Washington, and DJ 2-Tones Jones
• Create with local artist Rose Jaffe
• Strike a pose in a GIF photo booth
• Play classic board and parlor games with an artistic twist (more…)